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By Tanja M. Laden
One of the best things about living in Southern California is the idea that Halloween is a month-long celebration that a ... More >>
Lina Lecaro "This town is our town. It is so glamorous. Bet you'd live here if you could and be one of us..."
-The Go-Gos, "This Town"
Yesterday, the Go-Go's were recognized with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. What made the fan-packed induction ceremony particularly sweet was the star ... More >>
Wombleton Records sells an amazing collection of rare- and not-so-rare imports--though its stated mission is to further cultural exchange between Los Angeles and Glasgow, it does all that and more carrying everything from Suzy Quattro and Zounds LP's to original pressings of Dutch freakbeat ... More >>
Turns out the Walkman isn't dead yet, but let's face it (those of us who weren't surprised to find that the outmoded portable was still being manufactured): The writing's on the wall. As a sort of premature eulogy for the player, West Coast Sound revisits some of the Walkman's finer moments through ... More >>
Lina Lecaro [For more exclusive images, see Colin Young-Wolff's slideshow "Eagle Rock Music Festival 2010"]
We're surely not the only LA native who wistfully recalled Sunset Junction Street Fairs of yore while stomping along Colorado Blvd. at the Eagle Rock Music Fest Saturday evening.
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Liz OhanesianBurning Image live at The Wolfpak
On Halloween, I stopped by Roberto's in Chinatown for The Wolfpak's holiday party featuring a live performance from Burning Image. The Bakersfield band first formed in the wake of California's early-'80s deathrock explosion and then reformed earl ... More >>
The dirty, loose and driving nature of the garage guitar riff can often be hard to distinguish from one tune to another, but sometimes the rev n' grind is little too familiar. That's what local musician Jason Shapiro says about The Hives "Tick Tick Boom" (off this year's Get Smart soundtrack) and hi ... More >>